Wednesday, 27 August 2014

City of Heavenly Fire
By Cassandra Clare


The sixth and last instalment to Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series: City of Heavenly Fire, I can assure readers will not be left disappointed, but rather the opposite…


CoHF picks up after the events of the 5th book in the series City of Lost Souls. Sebastian Morgenstern is gaining power against the Shadowhunters. Clary and her friends will do everything they can to stop him destroying their world in the dramatic climax to the series.


I don’t know what else to say other than the book is a PERFECT ending to the series. If you have read Cassandra’s other books, you’ll know what a skilled storyteller she is and she doesn’t let down with this book. As usual she manages to weave a story that has you laughing one page and in floods of tears the next. Or sometimes, at the same time.

She masterfully manages to link everything together fluidly, especially the characters ancestry, always shocking you.


All questions and theories that have plagued you for months are answered and justified… along with extra surprises and sweet moments. Also, the 6 people that were foretold to be killed off meet their ends.


Cassandra manages to end this series but at the same time, carry on her prequel series into it, making you feel emotional to greet them again. Cassandra’s series’ don’t really end, her characters always cropping up and getting references in other ones, which is good as you feel so much potential and know the door is never firmly shut on your favourite characters stories.

Also at the same time, she introduces the characters (if a little younger) who will be the main focus of her next series (The Dark Artifices) allowing you to get to know them and fall in love with them as well as getting a hint about what the series will be about so again the Shadowhunter world doesn’t feel closed off after finishing and you’re left counting down the days until the next book is out before you’ve even closed this one.


City of Heavenly Fire is just one of those books that you hold in your heart long after finishing.


Overall, I’d award City of Heavenly Fire 5 out of 5 stars. A fitting ending.

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